Posted by: N Gilbert
Our Final Herbie Update 3.1.13 :'(
Via Doc Rick Broz:
"This is the hardest message I have ever had to post. Herbie has gone to the bridge. He fought hard to recover from his abuse, but the cancer was too much for him to bear. He had stopped eating and was losing weight and muscle. These last two weeks with him were very hard on me, watching this magnificent animal begin to waste away from the dog he had become under Dr. Woods care and my love. I did not wish to see him start to suffer. In his way, he told me yesterday that he was ready to leave us. I told Dr. Woods of my wishes and he agreed that it was time. Herbie died in my arms at approximately 2:00 P.M. Ohio time. I know that if he could talk, he would tell all of you how much he loved each and everyone of you and you were the reason he was able to fight for so long. I will be signing off of Facebook now and going somewhere for a few days to mourn in my own way. Please say a prayer for our Herbie as he begins the next part of his journey, to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge until I can join him there for an eternity of happiness. -Doc"
Tears are falling heavily as I post my last update on you sweet boy. You have touched the lives and hearts of so many people. To Doc, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know you loved that boy so much and I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. I know Herbie's in a better place now and that his time was up, but for all of us, it is so very hard to have to endure his passing, and even more so for you.
We enjoyed posting the latest updates that you put up in Justice for Herbie with a cute picture of the handsome boy attached. To think that this will be the final update, it just breaks my heart in two.
Herbie, baby, you had a rotten start and only you, God, and your abuser(s) know what happened to you then. But after you were found by Officer Broz, you got to experience the love and compassion you were so richly deserved! You have fun up there in your new, healthy body. There's MANY friends waiting for you up there, including my boy, Chance Man. You can run and play til your heart's content. But just know young man, you have many people here that love and miss you so!!! Don't EVER forget that!
WE LOVE YOU!! Doc, you are in our prayers! ♥
Nikki, Ollie, & Gracie ♥
♥♥ RIP HERBIE! ALWAYS LOVED & NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!! ♥♥